Scotty Bemis is an award-winning jazz pianist based in Seattle. He won the Lionel Hampton Piano Solo Competition and outstanding piano solo awards at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition at Lincoln Center in New York City and other jazz festivals. He was a member of the Roosevelt Jazz Band, which won first place at the Essentially Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and Reno Jazz festivals. While at Roosevelt, he was also in the Bellevue Community College Jazz Band which toured China, the Czech Republic, and Peru. With the Roosevelt Jazz Band, he toured the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.